A valuable new booklet LGBT and Caring has recently been published by Carers Wales. It was produced with help from Pride Cymru.
Caring can be and isolating experience and being a carer from the LGBTQ+ community can add additional challenges. Some people feel the support services are ‘not for them’ and won’t understand their needs. Some people may access support late or not at all because they anticipate stigma or discrimination. This adds to the impact on the carer’s life, and can increase feelings of isolation.
This booklet explores the experiences of LGBTQ+ carers and outlines what support is available. There is information on various topics such as getting support from the local council to different ways of managing someone’s affairs. The booklet is available in both English and Welsh.
For a copy of the booklet please contact Carers Wales www.carerswales.org